What do I wish I heard during my graduation speech? 

This past weekend I went to my brother’s college graduation. As in any graduation, I heard a lot of speeches, and it made me wonder what do I wish I heard during my graduation speech?

My commencement speaker was George W. Bush, but I don’t remember what he said. I was far more interested in shaking the hand of a president than reflecting on his message 🙂

Who knows if I would listen, even to a talk directly catered to me. Here is my best attempt though. I would focus on a quote by Garth Brooks: “You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.”

Back then, I was a different person. I came from a poor family and even poorer country. To me, money was a sign of success. No, it wasn’t money at all costs, but if you weren’t wealthy, I would take whatever you said with a grain of salt and would put my focus on those who actually “accomplished” something.

As my bank account swelled to the numbers I could have never imagined, instead of becoming happy, I became lonely. What’s worse, I realized that the path I was on could only lead me to more loneliness.

As such, I would tell my old self to do things for people who can’t repay you. That’s the simplest way to finding out what God put you on this earth to do.  It’s so easy for us to get caught up in keeping the score, but when you find that gift that you want to give away, regardless of market conditions, you found something priceless. Something that money can’t buy, because a finite number can never purchase the infinite and eternal.

What do you have that money can’t buy? How can you share more of that with others?


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